Mayor Stephen Benjamin hopes to convert Columbia, South Carolina, to 100-percent clean energy.

Date: May 3, 2017

When a Red State Mayor Goes Green
[The state] started a program called Solarize SC, encouraging the liberal use of solar panels on homes and businesses, and we’ve seen our residents become excited about it. We’ve installed enough solar panels on homes and businesses across the city to generate about 8.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity over a guaranteed lifetime of 25 years. For our community, it has the effect of removing greenhouse gases of 13 million car miles.

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